Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Jewelry Featuring My Flea Market Finds

Remember these? Well this is what I turned them into! I still have a TON of work to do before the craft sale this weekend so I'm a little worried... Especially since I don't want to sell this stuff and want to keep it for myself now. Is that bad to show up to a sale with nothing to sell?  Not that I need FOUR new necklaces, but it's so hard sometimes to get rid of one-of-a-kind-pieces...  Hmmm...

Has anyone heard the Carolina Liar cd?  I must say it is growing on me and has been great to listen to while working in the studio...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Super Cute Ruffle Top

So I'm already imagining all of the cute things I want to make once my fabric gets here.  Granted it won't be here until October, but a girl can dream right?  I came across this super cute ruffle top on Sew Mama Sew that was put together by Rae of Made by Rae (the picture on the left is Rae's original- how adorable is that?!). This little number is definitely at the top of the "to do" list for this Fall!

Treasure Bird Rings Back In Stock

Just finished up a new batch.  Find them here in my Etsy shop
They make great Mother's Day gifts!  Order by Monday to assure delivery by May 9th

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tonight's Project, Leather Cuffs

Leather Cuffs by Genevieve Gail

Leather Cuffs by Genevieve Gail

Leather Cuffs by Genevieve Gail
Had a sweet little package on my doorstep today with some jewelry materials I've been waiting on.  I had these shapes laser cut into leather from my original illustrations, and then tonight I did a little bit of hand dyeing to give them a distressed/antique look.  I sewed strips of elastic to the back to make it easy to put on and also so they would fit a wider range of wrist sizes.  I will have them this weekend at the Craftstravaganzaa, and maybe some in my Etsy shop soon.  Up next, finishing my flea market jewelry and wooden bicycle necklaces.  It's going to be a busy week!

UPDATE: Just posted one of each in my shop...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Day at the Flea Market...

Had a great day.  Went to a Flea Market with my friend Angie (see the cool tin stuff she found?!).  I racked up and got all of that vintage jewelry above (going to make new jewelry out of it), 2 metal garden chairs, a crazy looking plant, and a wooden mantle all for $120!  Not bad for a days work...

Hopefully I will have pictures of my new jewelry creations soon.  I am getting ready for a big 2 day craft festival in Athens called the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa.  More on that later this week...

Be sure to enter for a free pair of Treasure Bird Earrings here!  Contest ends Friday, so spread the word!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Off to the Races...

Off to the bike races for a couple of hours...  Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Flower Bucket Colorways

Thanks for all of the great feedback so far on my new fabric collection!  Thought I would share the 3 different colorways with you today, and all of the prints that will be included in the line.  I would love to hear which colors or patterns are your favorite!  Hopefully there will be more collections after this, so it would be great to see what kinds of things people like the most to keep in mind for next time...

Happy Friday!

UPDATE:  Ok, let's spice things up...  Post your favorite fabric swatch by next Friday, May 1st  at 5PM EST and you will be entered to win a free pair of Treasure Bird Earrings from my Etsy shop!
UPDATE 5/1/09: Giveaway extended to Sunday, May 4th 5PM EST.  Post your favorite swatch to win!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My New Collection for Windham Fabrics!

So I can finally announce my dream-come-true project I've been working on!  Introducing "Flower Bucket," my debut fabric collection for Windham Fabrics.  Woot woot!  I'm so freakin' excited!!!  It will be shown at the Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh next month, and the ship date is set for Oct. 1st 2009.  You can view the entire collection online here.

I have always loved fabric- the colors, the patterns, all of the different projects you can make with it...  For this collection I tried to design fun, bright, playful patterns that could intermix and  be used on a variety of projects from Home Dec, to kid's clothing, to funky quilts, and craft projects.  When I get more sample yardage this summer I will try to come up with some fun new "Get Your Craft On" tutorials that will incorporate these designs.  Hope you guys will enjoy my new line!  More to come soon...

P.S.- I will be attending the Quilt Market and be at the Windham booth Friday, May 15th to Saturday, May 16th.  If anyone is going please let me know or stop by to say hello!

Bicycle, Bicycle...

For all of you local peeps, the Athens Twilight bike races are this weekend. Brian and I always have a great time out there, even though we always end up at the Georgia Theatre spot where all of the wrecks happen!  Bikes flying by at 100 miles an hour taking that sharp turn and then WHAM!  Major collisions every year.  Not a pretty picture...

Speaking of bikes, I wish my new necklaces were going to be ready in time for the weekend (rough ideas above right).  The truck and vespa necklaces were good sellers for me in the past, so I'm trying to come up with something new and fun.  Hopefully I will have everything finished next week so be on the lookout for them in my Etsy shop!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring Greens

Wearing:  New dress from Parsimony
Working On:  Samples for soon to be announced "dream-come-true" project
Listening To:  Easy Breezy tunes...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Etsy Treasury

Snagged a Treasury last night- man those things are hard to get!  This collection is called "Skittles."  Some pieces I have featured here before and some are newbies.  Enjoy!

Link is here

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New to Shop - Keepsake Bird Nests

Just finished up these little keepsake bird nests.  They would make a great Mother's Day gift, wedding cake topper, photo holder, etc.  Find them here in my Etsy shop...  

Monday, April 13, 2009

Etsy Front Page

Thanks VernonBea!  I love the items she put together for this front-pager, especially those red vintage shoes...

Sonoma Blend Backsplash

A client just sent me pictures of her finished backsplash that I designed for her a few weeks ago.  I came up with a custom blend from Sonoma Tile Makers that incorporated a mixture of 1"x1" blue-gray glazed tile to match the cabinets, white glazed tile, and blue crackle tantrum glass.  We incorporated the white 3"x6" subway tile around the central focal panel and added a strip of the custom blend along the bottom.  I think it turned out great!

Looking to design your own custom blend?  Check out Sonoma's custom blend maker.  You can enter materials and percentages to create your own look.  Cool, huh?  For purchasing info email me, I can arrange shipping to anywhere in the U.S.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Love and Happiness

Happy Easter Everybody!  It's been a great day.  Took this shot while out on a bike ride with the Hubs this afternoon...

Friday, April 10, 2009


Smile, it's Friday.  This should do the trick...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

An Old Photograph of an Old Barn

Came across this photograph I took almost 10 years ago (whoa!) while in a Photography 101 class in college.  It is a picture of an old barn that was at the end of the road I grew up on.  I'm so glad I found this picture, because the barn has since been torn down.  It also reminds me that I want to devote more of my time to photography again...

Let's see, 10 years ago I probably had this playing in my car with the windows rolled down...

Monday, April 6, 2009

Etsy Front Page

Thanks Etsy Admin for featuring my earrings yesterday!  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Mine was super busy, and hopefully I will be able to share my big project I've been working on any day now!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Mood Board

Bringing a little sunshine your way with my favorite Etsy finds for April... Enjoy!

•  Super cute beads by fellow Athenian, Jennifer at jangles
•  Sweet ruffle polka dot purse by littlemsboutique
•  Velvety ric rac at caramelos
•  Lovely print I just bought from danitashop
•  Cheery lemon colored dress from parsimony